Kirsten Velasco is our Illinois Outreach Manager for The Medical Cannabis Community. She connects patients and experts to guidance and support for safe access via Facebook and website: TheMedicalCannabisCommunity.org. As a dispensary agent from 2018-2019, Kirsten submitted 150+ patient applications and consulted new and seasoned patients through cannabis adaptation and purchases. Kirsten Velasco is a veteran of cannabis education and outreach. She has served on the board of Illinois Women in Cannabis since 2015 and provided over 160 education programs throughout Illinois. Most recently, she executed 10 industry networking events in Illinois from Sept. 17- Oct. 17, 2019. Due to this unparalleled experience, Kirsten is regularly called upon to contribute to media coverage of the ever evolving cannabis industry.